Below are some our couple's most common queries.

F A Q

This is a question with endless answers! Since you don't have days to listen to all the benefits of hiring a Planner or Coordinator, check out our blog post:

 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

The short answer? No, we do not... but keep reading!

In reality "day of coordination" doesn't exist. Some newer or inexperienced planners may market their services as "day-of" because that's what a lot of couples search for on Google, but truly it takes more preparation to ensure your wedding day runs like a well-oiled and picture-perfect machine than what can be accomplished on the day (or month) before.

After years of trial and growth, we have found that our clients benefit most by having us involved early on in the planning process. 

That is why we offer our clients Wedding Management as an elevated alternative to "DOC."

Because we pride ourselves on creating a smooth transition from "planning-to-wedding day" for our couples, we do not remove services from our Wedding Management package.


You can learn more about the differences between DOC and Wedding Management HERE on our blog post .

If you're considering hiring a full-service wedding planner and designer, it's likely that you're not only looking to have a low-stress engagement, but you want an impeccably run, stunningly designed, and personalized wedding.

In order to achieve this, we require a minimum budget based on your vision and guest count that will allow us to create the elevated designs we're known for and work within the network of trusted wedding professionals we know will deliver the best experience.

We take on a limited number of Full Planning + Design clients each year to ensure we can focus on creating weddings we are proud of and continuing to make our clients as thrilled with their experience as possible.


This will vary a bit from service-to-service, but we're likely a good fit if. . .

• You're not just planning a wedding, but preparing for your marriage. 
• Your guest's comfort is as high a priority as the aesthetics.
• You trust us as your planners and designers, and can follow our process
• You are kind and considerate to those around you. So is your family.

You can learn more about the Water to Wine "Ideal Client" by clicking



HERE.

Of course not! 

We believe in curating your team based not only on aesthetics and budget, but on trust, consideration, and respect. We are passionate about nurturing the relationships we've built with fellow wedding professionals, while remaining a steadfast advocate for you as our client.

You are welcome to use just about any wedding professional you'd like, but we do ask that they are licensed and insured professionals.

Our role on your wedding day is to oversee your team of Wedding Professionals, troubleshoot any problems that may arise, and ensure your day runs smoothly. 

Because of this, we limit decor set up to your "accessories" such as: Guest book, card box, toasting flutes, cake knife, programs, table numbers, etc.. We do provide styling for weddings we have designed

You can add more extensive set up and break down to your package for an additional fee, but we encourage you to hire professional and full service vendors for all aspects of your wedding.

Venue coordinators play an important part in your wedding, but when it comes down to it, they don't have the same job as a Wedding Planner.

Click here to read more about the difference between a Venue Coordinator and a Wedding Coordinator / Planner!

Maybe! With so many amazing wedding venues in the Houston and surrounding areas, there is just no way for any Planner to have worked at each one.

If your venue is one we haven't been to before, we'll make sure to schedule a walk-through prior to your wedding day to familiarize ourselves with the space and get acquainted with the staff! 

No. We feel that "kickbacks" are not an ethical way to do business, and ask that if a vendor insists on providing us with some sort of compensation for the referral, that it be in the form of a discount for our client. 

We want you to trust that our Recommended Professionals are hand-picked for you, because we believe they are the best fit for your wedding.

This question has a two part answer:

Just as you and your fiance's relationship is unique, so will your wedding be.

The ideas, expectations, and priorities you have for your wedding will likely be different than another couple's. This is why we take the time to listen and really understand your desires before creating a custom-tailored quote.

We'll be spending many hours together over the course of your engagement, so it's important that we both feel like it's a great connection! We would never want you to book with us just based on dollar signs and the words on a screen. 

The best time to hire a Wedding Planner or Coordinator is anytime after you're engaged!

Experienced Planners book far in advance- sometimes 18+ months out. So if you've found someone you connect with and who understands your vision, book them! Even if you're not quite ready to start planning, you should secure a Planner or Wedding Manager early.

After your initial consultation, you'll be sent a quote and an invoice. We require a signed Booking Agreement and a retainer of 50% of your total balance to reserve your wedding date and begin planning. 

Why should I hire a Wedding Planner?


Why should I hire a Wedding Planner?

This is a question with endless answers! Since you don't have days to listen to all the benefits of hiring a Planner or Coordinator, check out our blog post: 

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

Do you offer Day of Coordination?


Do you offer Day of Coordination?

The short answer? No, we do not... but keep reading!

In reality "day of coordination" doesn't exist. Some newer or inexperienced planners may market their services as "day-of" because that's what a lot of couples search for on Google, but truly it takes more preparation to ensure your wedding day runs like a well-oiled and picture-perfect machine than what can be accomplished on the day (or month) before.

After years of trial and growth, we have found that our clients benefit most by having us involved early on in the planning process. 

That is why we offer our clients Wedding Management as an elevated alternative to "DOC."

Because we pride ourselves on creating a smooth transition from "planning-to-wedding day" for our couples, we do not remove services from our Wedding Management package.



Click here to learn more about Wedding Management, and how it differs from
"Day of Coordination".

If you're considering hiring a full-service wedding planner and designer, it's likely that you're not only looking to have a low-stress engagement, but you want an impeccably run, stunningly designed, and personalized wedding.

In order to achieve this, we require a minimum budget based on your vision and guest count that will allow us to create the elevated designs we're known for and work within the network of trusted wedding professionals we know will deliver the best experience.

We take on a limited number of Full Planning + Design clients each year to ensure we can focus on creating weddings we are proud of and continuing to make our clients as thrilled with their experience as possible.

This will vary a bit from service-to-service, but we're likely a good fit if. . .

• You're not just planning a wedding, but preparing for your marriage. 
• Your guest's comfort is as high a priority as the aesthetics.
• You trust us as your planners and designers, and can follow our process
• You are kind and considerate to those around you. So is your family.

You can learn more about the Water to Wine "Ideal Client" by clicking

HERE.

Do I have to use the vendors from your Preferred Professionals List?

Do I have to use the vendors from your Preferred Professionals List?

Of course not! 

We believe in curating your team based not only on aesthetics and budget, but on trust, consideration, and respect. We are passionate about nurturing the relationships we've built with fellow wedding professionals, while remaining a steadfast advocate for you as our client.

You are welcome to use just about any wedding professional you'd like, but we do ask that they are licensed and insured professionals.

Will you set up and break down my decor?

Will you set up and break down my decor?

Our role on your wedding day is to oversee your team of Wedding Professionals, troubleshoot any problems that may arise, and ensure your day runs smoothly. 

Because of this, we limit decor set up to your "accessories" such as: Guest book, card box, toasting flutes, cake knife, programs, table numbers, etc.. We do provide styling for weddings we have designed

You can add more extensive set up and break down to your package for an additional fee, but we encourage you to hire professional and full service vendors for all aspects of your wedding.

My venue provides an in-house coordinator or banquet manager. Why do I need an outside Wedding Planner/Coordinator?

My venue provides an in-house coordinator or banquet manager. Why do I need an outside Wedding Planner/Coordinator?

Venue coordinators play an important part in your wedding, but when it comes down to it, they don't have the same job as a Wedding Planner.


Click here to read more about the difference between a Venue Coordinator and a Wedding Coordinator / Planner!

Have you worked at our venue?

Have you worked at our venue?

Maybe! With so many amazing wedding venues in the Houston and surrounding areas, there is just no way for any Planner to have worked at each one.

If your venue is one we haven't been to before, we'll make sure to schedule a walk-through prior to your wedding day to familiarize ourselves with the space and get acquainted with the staff! 

Do you take kickbacks or commissions from vendors you refer to your clients?

Do you take kickbacks or commissions from vendors you refer to your clients?

No. We feel that "kickbacks" are not an ethical way to do business, and ask that if a vendor insists on providing us with some sort of compensation for the referral, that it be in the form of a discount for our client. 

We want you to trust that our Recommended Professionals are hand-picked for you, because we believe they are the best fit for your wedding.

Why do you require a consultation before providing a quote?

Why do you require a consultation before providing a quote?

This question has a two part answer:

Just as you and your fiance's relationship is unique, so will your wedding be.

The ideas, expectations, and priorities you have for your wedding will likely be different than another couple's. This is why we take the time to listen and really understand your desires before creating a custom-tailored quote.

We'll be spending many hours together over the course of your engagement, so it's important that we both feel like it's a great connection! We would never want you to book with us just based on dollar signs and the words on a screen. 

When should I book my Wedding Planner or Coordinator?


When should I book my Wedding Planner or Coordinator?

The best time to hire a Wedding Planner or Coordinator is anytime after you're engaged!

Experienced Planners typically book far in advance- sometimes 18+ months out. So if you've found someone you connect with and who understands your vision, book them! Even if you're not quite ready to start planning, you should secure a Planner or Wedding Manager early.


How do I book my wedding date?

How do I book my wedding date?

After your initial consultation, you'll be sent a quote and an invoice. We require a signed Booking Agreement and a retainer of 50% of your total balance to reserve your wedding date and begin planning. 

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